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Tom Kennedy is without a doubt one of the most gifted bassists we know. We have been blessed with his friendship since we first met him in 1984. In fact, Tom was the recipient of our very first 5 string bass, a Monarch 5, that we built for him in 1984.  Eventually Tom decided that a single cutaway would suit him better.  We started out with an Emperor II then modified it by slightly downsizing the body.

The Body, made of swamp ash, is capped with hard flame maple and is combined with a 35″ scale, 24 fret Ebony Fingerboard to generate the warm yet punchy clarity that helps Tom to define his unique sound.  The closely spaced Seymour Duncan dual coil pickups complete the model that proudly bears his name.


Specs for the Tom Kennedy Signature include:

Body Wood Options

  • Ash Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Non-Solid Top

Neck Options

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Maple Neck
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
  • 45125 Stainless Steel Strings

Construction Options

  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 35″ Scale Length
  • 5 String Configuration

Electronics Options

  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Fodera Emperor Layout
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups